Friday, July 28, 2006

Hell of a Party

I got myself all gussied up, combed my hair, and dropped by Tasha Alexander's Virtual Cocktail Party at The Good Girls Kill For Money Club,where I'm this weeks' featured guest. Drop on by, and I'll share my favorite drink recipe with you as I answer questions from Tasha and a the usual gang of weisenheimers.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Coulter: Bill Clinton Is "A Little Bit Gay"

On the Donny Deutsch Show, Ann Coulter descends further into gibbering madness:

Under prodding from Deutsch, Coulter repeated on the air something she had told him just before the cameras went on: She thinks Bill Clinton is at least a little bit gay. Her evidence? Well, all those sexual relations he's had with women, of course. "I think that sort of rampant promiscuity does show some level of latent homosexuality," Coulter explained.

Coulter, who said she was "glued" to the Kenneth Starr report about the president, claimed that Clinton didn't know Monica Lewinsky's name "until their sixth sexual encounter," and she finds something "of the bathhouse about that." "It's reminiscent of a bathhouse," she said. "It's just this obsession with your own -- with your own essence."

Deutsch -- the reasonable one in this particular conversation -- asked whether it's possible that Clinton might be "narcissistic" or a "nymphomaniac" without being gay. "Well," Coulter responded, "there is something narcissistic about homosexuality, right? Because you're in love with someone who looks like you. I'm not breaking new territory here. Why are you looking at me like that?"

Gee, I dunno, Ann, maybe because you're raving like someone in the last stages of tertiary syphilis?

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Who'da Thunk It?

Lance Bass of 'N Sync reveals he's gay.

My favorite part is how he didn't come out till now becuase he didn't want to "hurt the band's popularity," which peaked, what, six years ago?


Anyone want to take bets on how soon it'll be before he's on a VH1 reality show?

Bob Morris Has It Figured Out

One of the cliche's that all writers hear from those who would give advice is "write what you know." Bob Morris, however, has a better plan: write about some really cool place where you want to go, then go there, and write if off as research. The latest entries on Bob's blog, Surrounded on Three Sides, detail his research for the upcoming TRINIDADDY-O:

So far, that's all I've got. The title. Only about 80,000 words to go ...'That's the same way it worked for my first three books. I came up with the names—BAHAMARAMA, JAMAICA ME DEAD, BERMUDA SCHWARTZ—then traveled to the place to see what revealed itself.

Smart man.

Now, how to send Jack Keller to Tahiti....

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Note to Democrats: Just Do It.

Chris Bowers, over at the blog MyDD, has a great post on why Democrats keep losing elections: because they keep talking about what they need to do to win elections.

If you are going to stand on your principles, then stand on your principles. There is no need to preface that stance by saying that more Democrats need to stand on principles in order to win elections. In fact, such a preface just makes it look like you are standing on your principles in order to win elections, and trying to distance yourself from those other, evil Democrats who don't stand on principles.

If you are going to talk about faith, then talk about faith. There is no need to preface your discussion of faith with a statement that Democrats need to talk more about faith. All that will do is make it look like you are talking about faith in order to win elections, and to distance yourself from those other, evil democrats who don't talk about faith.

If you are going to talk about national security, then talk about national security. There is no need to preface your discussion of national security with a statement that Democrats need to change their stances on national security. All that does is make it look like Democrats don't stand for anything on national security, and are just talking about it now in order to win elections. Oh yeah, and it distances you from those other, evil Democrats who don't hold the same national security position you do.

If you are going to move to the center, then move to the center. Don't preface it with a statement about how Democrats need to move to the center in order to win elections. All that does is make you look like a pile of mush who freely moves from left to center to right and back again in order to win elections.

Damn skippy. One of the things that's always driven me crazy about Dems like Hilary Clinton and Holy Joe Lieberman is that not only do they insist on following the path I refer to as Republican Lite, they insist they need to be that way to win. It's like they're taking a moderate position not because they really believe it, but because the Republicans will make fun of them if they're "too liberal."

Here's a news flash, kiddies: the Republicans are going to mock you whatever you do. Al Gore, they said, was too stiff and boring. Howard Dean, in contrast, was passionate, so they called him "crazy." Then Gore started making speeches where he was fired up and he was called crazy.

Be moderate. Or be liberal. But just do it, for Chrissakes, and spare us all the explanations about how you're doing it for the good of the party. Swing voters could give a shit about the good of the party, you're not going to make the base happy by pandering, and the drooling right-wing yay-hoos are going to throw rocks at you either way.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Somebody Didn't Get the Memo

This letter in today's Pilot illustrates why the Bush Administration really needs to get on the ball and let people know when previous talking points have been abandoned:

Dusty Rhoades' July 16 column is a prime example of why this country cannot afford to let the liberal mind-set of people like him back into political power in this country.

While Dusty and the left are champions of what they perceive to be injustices bestowed on captured terrorists, this country is in a fight for its very life with radical Islam. Dusty, exactly what country do these terrorists hail from that signed the Geneva Convention?

The Geneva Convention was an agreement among signing nations on the rules of war. The Geneva Convention states you must wear a uniform and insignia of the country you are fighting for. The penalty for not following this could include being executed.

As usual, the left wants to cherry-pick which rules they want to apply.

At club Gitmo not a single detainee has died at the hands of a U.S. soldier. They are provided three culture-sensitive meals a day, prayer rugs, copies of the Koran, and visits from the Red Cross. All the while, our captured soldiers are getting their heads cut off. Sorry, Dusty, your cry of outrage over a pile of naked terrorists rings hollow to me.

The United States has the right and duty to hold these detainees until hostilities cease. President Bush has a sworn duty to protect this country, and all we get from the liberals is an attempt to blind and handcuff this president, just to get back what they think is their rightful place in power.

In times like these, you either need to lead, follow, or get out of the way. Dusty, you and your liberal hand-wringers need to get out of the way.

Ricky Moore

West End

Of course, had Ricky actually read the column, or the story that prompted it, he'd know that the Bush Administration itself has decided to follow Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. So I guess those "liberal hand wringers' include... George Dubbya Bush.